\ MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE 0/ the UNIVERSITY 0/ VIRGINIA *B ULLKTIN VOL. XXXIV OCTOBER 1948 NO. 4 Entered as second-class matter April 1, 1924, at the Post Office at Fredericksburg, Va., under the Act of August 24, 1912. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized December 3, 1938. Ine. Woman 5 LLotUae ok the UnlvetlLtu ok vltautla. Mcitu Wdinlnaton (jLolUqe. oh the (Anivetiitu ok [/itqinia. /r/diTY Washington is the Woman's College of the University of Virginia and is an integral part of the University System. It is a liberal arts college, and its purpose is to provide for women educational opportunities comparable to those provided for men in the College of Arts and Sciences on the campus of the University at Charlottesville. The name of the college has real historic significance and background, combined with intimate local associations. The college overlooks the home and tomb of Mary Washington; the boyhood home of her illustrious son, George Washington; and Kenmore, the home of her daughter, Betty Washington Lewis; and the grounds were at one time a part of the estate of Betty Washington. Mary Washington College is ideally located amidst the finest traditions of Old Virginia, almost in the shadow of the Nation's Capital and accessible to the great centers of culture of the East. The spacious grounds, including the main campus and the historic Brompton estate, containing 391 acres, are situated on the famous Marye's Heights, commanding a panoramic view of the City of Fredericksburg and the beautiful Rappahannock River Valley, and are, adjacent to the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The setting, campus, and buildings possess a singular charm and appeal. The stately colonial pillars, the rolling shady lawns, and the hallowed traditions which cluster about the place are vividly reminiscent of the gracious charm, culture, and romance of the Old South. The environment is both inspiring and romantic because of its colorful past and the peculiar blending of the life of early colonial days with the life of today. Considering the historic significance of Fredericksburg and the fact that it is one of the most accessible and cultural communities in America, it would be difficult to find a more fitting place for a college or an environment more stimulating. ureotge Waininaton ■Ha.LL Ha.minL5tta.tion Mu'ddina This building is named in honor of the Father of our Country whose boyhood home was in Fredericksburg and whose life and activities were closely associated with the community. The Chancellor and the President. WeltmoteUnd. ■/-/all Named for the neighboring county of Westmoreland — birthplace of Washington, Lee, Monroe, and many other prominent men. Planning the day's work. /his quiet and deserted-looking corridor comes to life each day when hundreds of earnest young women traverse it on the way to lectures; to take part in a radio program in the broadcasting studio; to confer with the President, Dean, Registrar, or Treasurer; to enter the large auditorium on the right to at- tend a motion picture, a drama or comedy by the Mary Washington Players, a symphony concert or opera, a convocation or quiet chapel exercises. At other times the tempo changes, and it rings to the laughter and gayety of young people on the way to the ballroom or going up to emerge on the spa- cious roof garden under the magic of the moon and stars. v \, **.»* -"■-■' y//ary Ball, Dolly Madison, and Mary Custis Halls con- nected by arcades. Brent Hall View from South entrance Westmoreland Hall. ri&ncei WlLUtd ■//all A freshman dormitory. Named in honor of the great temperance leader and Christian scholar. l/ltqlnla. -HcllL Facing central quadrangle. Contains offices of the Dean of Women and living quarters for approximately 260 students. -Ziving quarters in the newer residence halls are arranged either in suites of two rooms with connecting bath or one room with private bath. c/ach of the residence halls is in charge of a full-time hostess or counselor, who also serves as housemother. /hroughout the college care has been exercised to surround the student with comfort and an at- mosphere in keeping with academic dignity. 6/irginia's bright sunlight makes a leaf motif mosaic on this inviting walkway. Science Hall, named in memory of Algernon B. Chandler, Jr., a former President of the College. This building houses the biological and physical sciences, and the home economics laboratories and demonstration work. Well-eguipped labora- tories provide workshops for study and experi- mentation in all the sci- ences. /he CloLLeae Snoppe located in Chandler Hall, is a combination shop and tearoom and is a popular meeting place for students and faculty alike. Students have the privilege of dancing here with ap- proved dates on desig- nated evenings. This building stands on the site of an Indian village of the Seacobeck tribe visited by Captain John Smith in 1608. It is one of the most beautiful buildings on the campus, and contains dining halls, lounge room, kitchen, offices for the dietitians, and storage rooms. It is airy and well-ventilated and has the most modern eguipment, including its own re- frigeration plant. One of the four dining halls. /he artistically decorated dining halls, divided by French doors from the lounge room with its beautiful dome lighting, large fireplace, deep carpet, and com- fortable furnishings, provide a dignified setting for the formal dinners and banguets as well as a guiet and pleasant place in which to enjoy the routine meals of the day. A formal dinner preced- ing a symphony concert. /he famous Stone Wall and Sunken Road at Bromp- ton where more than 9,000 soldiers were killed and wounded in the first battle of Fredericksburg, Decem- ber, 1862. This wall and the residence on the hill above were also the center of attack in May, 1863. /he historic white oak served as a shelter for the wounded during these bat- tles. y«« * vv MX n ** #b ^ A 1MM* frV *v# v» S#P tt '■■ *'!*« ! ! .. , «,.•• *. > ' di ft? **t j:?smim* i27*w: yk « .' »v Etompton, home on the /-^zeildent Built in 1730, the Scene of Notable Events in Peace and War. This beautiful old colonial residence served as the headquarters of General Robert E. Lee during the Battles of Fredericksburg. and the marks of shot and shell are still plainly visible. Brompton, more than two hundred years old, stands today in guiet but impressive dignity and is a veritable treasure-trove of history. <rf /he beautiful lawn at Brompton — serenely quiet in the afternoon sun gives little evidence of the memorable struggle which took place here. /he marker is a monument to the two sanguinary battles staged on these grounds. ■ ''•^**s&-*~**r.%>.?. v-. Eettu Jleu/ii -Ha.il Recalls the memo- ries of George Washington's sis- ter and Kenmore, her Fredericks- burg home, now an historic shnne. Mary Washington represents the best type of cul- tural college, large enough to provide a liberal educa- tion but small enough to give personal attention to each student. I tench -/-/ill One of a group of small residence halls. <£.. J-&& /tinkle /jmatu Named in memory of the late E. Lee Trinkle, former Governor of Virginia and :or many years President of the Governing Board of the College. /he paneled Browsing Room with comfortable chairs and lounges and a large fireplace, the Periodical Room, and the Virginia Room combine to make the library one of the most de- lightful places at the college for relaxation and reflection as well as study. /he library building has facilities for 150,- 000 volumes. It also contains the Mendel Museum and class- rooms for instruction in library science. /he mural s:uden:s crea:e meir cv.-n background by uansfcrrrhng Monroe Hall with the magic of design and color. What better teachma man me actual demo. rY cues: for beauty in ar: and life — a search for r.e:qh:enedvi=icn. /Vever in the history of the world was there greater human need of the arts, and espe- cially music, than there is today. It trans- cends na- tional and racial bound- aries. It is in fact a univer- sal language. The Mary Washington Players. ike Felix M. tf&tj Muiic (Collection The college recently has acquired the rare and very valuable music collection of Dr. Felix M. Gatz, orches- tral conductor, musiologist, and composer. Founder of the Scranton Symphony. It contains most of the standard complete operas, symphonies and concertos including conductor scores and full orchestral parts, also standard and unusual works in piano, trio, quar- tet, choral and solo vocal music. In addition, there are some 600 books, many rare and over a hundred years old, published in French, German, and English, on music, esthetics, philosophy, and the arts in general. There is probably no music collection in the South to compare with it in size or variety. //Vusic is an integral part of our educational program and as such is a source of enjoyment and in- spiration. Private instruction is of- fered in voice, piano, organ, and all string, reed, and brass instru- ments, as well as group instruction in the band, orchestra, Glee and Choral Clubs, and the history and appreciation of music. College Dance Orchestra. /he rhythmical cadence and colorful pageantry of the College Band. /<adio broadcasting in George Washington Hall. Mary Washington on the air. /he spacious auditorium of George Washington Hall is equipped with the finest stage appointments, sound devices, and all that ensures the ccmfort of an audience and effect- iveness of speakers and performers. The stage scenery and settings are planned to take care of the most elaborate programs. The auditorium also contains a pipe organ and moving picture equipment. A number of dressing and make-up rooms are conveniently located under the stage. The College Symphony Orchestra. • Avi L»T» iff* • */ t*« i 7 * Incftlme at MdtLf Walninaton LLoLLeqe. —.=*-;. ^ttaw, -%**._. * - — -•-.-. & esidence halls with the comforts of today and the charm of yesterday. , /he position oi the buildings gives them a commanding appearance, bringing out in strong relief the classic beauty of the architecture. <2.enttaL 2zua.dta.nqU yvy-clad walls contrasted with gleaming white pillars. /he ' "Bridge of Sighs' ' in the spring- ime when the glen is covered with rhododendron, honeysuckle, and a carpet of soft green moss and grass, and the stillness is broken only by the singing of the birds and the mur- muring of the brook as it wends its way through the overhanging trees and vines. ■ .-. /he ccllege although non-sectarian Dizing the religious free- dents, places a dis- tinct emphasis on spiritual values. It feels a deep responsibility for their spiritual vrelfare and er.dea- :rs :c maintain high moral and re held regularly during the session and local and visiting ministers, the college Y.W. C.A.. and ether crganizacicns en the Hill are invited :c :ake pari in con- ducing these services. Even* year. Religious Emphasis Week under nee auspices of r.e Y.V.". C. A. is observed. Bodies disciplined in the poetry of motion. Foyer of auditorium in George Washington Hall. /he grace and rhythm of bodily motion interpret a world of meanings. 1 /he Virginia climate and scenery add to the enjoyment of the bridle path. /he college provides expert riding instruction and an ample number of saddle horses. The Oak Hill Riding Academy, containing clubhouse, the riding ring, and stables, stands in a dense grove of trees near the campus. Extensive shaded bridle trails wind through a rolling countryside. Water sports in a picturesque and secluded section of the campus. A 'n ample cam- pus provides fa- cilities for an in- vigorating and healthful outdoor life. Sports are an important phase of life at the col- lege, and students may engage in the recreational activ- ities and sports in which they are particularly inter- ested. Tennis, archery, hiking, hockey, golf, rid- ing, and swim- ming offer a wide variety from which to choose, and the mild Virginia cli- mate permits stu- dents to engage in outdoor activities throughtout the year. Section of the in- door swimming pool. One of the outdoor swimming pools. -(-in Cspen SJnvitdiion L. * /he classic columns of Seacobeck Hall portray the Jeffersonian influence. ' -^V*' 1 V'Jv.x; n» ^* -Zuncheon on one of the Roof Gardens. I he Huniot- Senior /tin a l/ance A roof garden cool as the deck of a rolling ocean liner, the sky studded with the moon and stars for a can- opy, the one man to place the ring on her finger, a nationally known orchestra and smooth dance floor — a perfect climax to an eventful year. """"3 — a — r,'."c o: :ne smaller s:uden: residence halls. •&1 <& '.</. '*< !U m $t . .«£* ll i a^. v I P ■ ir wEp i i4 A handsome residence lo- cated on a beautifully land- scaped acreage at the south end of the central campus. o LiA aSS -•' . ■ i ^ !.•*<,•"":' •« f* -4 t &* ',*. TkSSw ■* *v *•«« ^— *. Autumn colors lend their charm to the Mary Washington College setting. Montoe -/-/a.11 Named for the fifth President of the United States. Contains lecture rooms, art studios, the Little Theatre and gymnasium. "-**W^" yrTary Washington Campus takes on added beauty when winter comes. V. x 1 ; " vim T~ *m m 1«^ Tit ■ ■■!£ r ■ ,:, . ■ ; ~& : - . .■ y ■ .■ . #£. *,~3 £^ *tefei^ ^/h. ien snow comes in Vir- ginia it seldom stays too long. Jn the rear of the campus, deep wooded ravines threaded by crystal streams add a picruresqueness to the college grounds. Courtesy life Insurance Company of Virgini; rV system of general instruction, which shall reach every description of our citizens, from the richest to the poorest, as it was the earliest, so it will be the latest of all public concerns in which I shall permit myself to take an interest." "I am closing the latest scene of my life by fashioning and fostering an establish- ment for the instruction of those who come after us. I hope that its influence on their virtue, freedom, fame and happiness will be salutary and permanent." — Thomas Jefferson, Founder of the University. «Z)ays of inspira- tion and gracious living. o>tudents enter- t a i n i n g at Kenmore Hall during Garden Week. % he campus overlooks Fred- ericksburg — "America's Most Historic City." On the heights now occupied by the college once stood Seaco- beck, an Indian village visited by Captain John Smith in 1608. The old Sunken Road at the base of the heights; the Confederate Cemetery at the foot of the hill; the breast- works and gun emplacements on the crest of the hill; and Brompton, the battle-scarred Colonial residence, constitute mute but eloguent testimony of the two sanguinary battles which were staged on these heights during the War Be- tween the States. •*"'& 4ii6totle Kenmote, the home of Betty Washington Lewis, sister of General George Washington, in full view of the college. lomb on Matu WcLinington Standing in plain view of the cam- pus, this simple but graceful shaft marks the burial place of the mother of George Washington and serves as a constant and impressive tribute to high ideals and noble woman- hood. chrome of Mary, the mother of George Washington, located just off the campus. fli«/j 'V J» J* £x tompt on Maty WcLikington draws its students from every state in the Union, the territories, and many foreign countries. The enrollment is necessarily limited by high standards of admission and a rigid selective system. As a result, the college turns away hundreds of applicants each year. yn a publication of this nature the amount of material that can be used is naturally limited, and it has been necessary to omit pictures and descriptions of many of the buildings and students activities, as well as references to other phases of life at the college. No attempt has been made to present the educational program or detailed information in regard to course offerings. The college catalogue which contains complete information in regard to courses, entrance reguirements, costs, etc., will be sent upon reguest.